Police name woman who died in road accident

Police Scotland have named the woman who died in yesterday’s single-vehicle road accident in Shetland as Brenda Hay, 47, of Skerries.

Mrs Hay was the driver of the vehicle, a Mitsubishi Lancer, while a passenger was taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick with what the police called minor injuries.

The accident happened at about 11.30am on the main A970 road between Lerwick and Hillswick, just south of the Halfway House at the Sandwater junction.

Following the incident the road was closed overnight between the South Nesting and Weisdale junctions. Diversions were put in place via Nesting and Kergord.

Road policing officers travelled north on the boat from the Dingwall Road Policing Unit and undertook a collision investigation of the scene. Following their examination the road was reopened to traffic earlier today.

Police Scotland thanked the public for their assistance and understanding during the tragic incident. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision was asked to contact Police on 101.


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